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Address: 10351 Bella Vista Lane S, Box 2, Ephraim, WI 54211 (Formerly American Folklore Theatre)
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+1 920-854-6117
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Musical Comedies to Delight Folks of All Ages. Northern Sky presents a...

Musical Comedies to Delight Folks of All Ages. Northern Sky presents a rotating repertory of family friendly & affordable shows "under the stars" at our Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek June - August. The fall season moves indoors to the Door Community Auditorium September & October. "One of the most exceptional professional troupes in the country." Chicago Tribune.

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'Doctor! Doctor!' Was Dependably Campy Fun

We've been taking annual early-summer trips to Door County in recent years and always make it a point to take in a musical production at Northern Sky Theater. This troop knows... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
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Ellisville, Missouri
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Ellisville, Missouri
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We've been taking annual early-summer trips to Door County in recent years and always make it a point to take in a musical production at Northern Sky Theater. This troop knows its family audience and provides a great evening of campy fun. There's something about the combination of clever home-grown scripts, great singing and acting, and a neat amphitheater setting... More 

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The outdoor theater in the woods of Peninsula State Park was wonderful as always. The play was funny, the singing was great, and there were no bugs.

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Thank Brodd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Tonight we attended the opening performance of Doctor Doctor. Despite a rainy start, the show went on and the rain stopped. We thoroughly enjoyed the one act play, music was catchy, actors were great and the play made us laugh. A great way to spend the evening.

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Thank Grmabear
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I visited this theatre while on a trip to Door County last summer. As a theatre person, my take is this: Fun and entertaining for people who like musicals (which, to be honest, I really don't). Great site, maintaining long tradition of "summer stock"-style outdoors performance. Unique that they do only original musicals...but that for me was not an unmixed... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I took my two teenage sons to "When Butter Churns to Gold" and we all had such a good time! The actors and audience seemed to have a lot of fun and we were treated to, dare I say wholesome, comedy. It was a beautiful night under the tree canopy and despite the August night, we bundled together under a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We've been going to their shows for several seasons now. Each and every show have been fun and family orientated. Nothing better than sitting out in the summer night woods and being entertained. The shows are worth a few hours of your time, especially if you are already camping at Peninsula State Park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is one of the most enjoyable evenings you can have in Door County. The venue is outside with terrific seating. You are on large wood benches, so a cushion is recommended to bring with you. You should also bring a blanket if it is going to be a chilly night. But all the shows I've seen there are really... More 

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AnnKurstin, Manager at Northern Sky Theater, responded to this review

Hi Janet, Thanks for the positive review! This summer we actually had FOUR shows so maybe your can beat your own record. Just be aware for planning that we are changing our two show nights this year to Mondays and Thursdays. See you under the stars! Ann Birnschein Marketing Director & Volunteer Coordinator More 

Rockford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

The production's name "Lumberjacks in Love" tells you how silly and sweet this production was. What is doesn't tell you is how professional the cast was in bringing this musical delight to the stage. Each actor played one or several musical instruments AND acted AND danced AND sang. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance which was held in... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We saw Lumberjacks in Love. The actors and actresses were outstanding. We sat approximately 3/4 of the way back and could clearly hear words and songs. When we return to Door County, we will look for the Northern Sky Theater productions.

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Northern Sky's current show at the Door County Auditorium, Lumberjacks in Love, is a classic and one of my all-time favorite shows! The story is entertaining, the music is delightful and the casting is spot-on. During the summer the shows are in Peninsula State Park under the stars and is a must-do for all Door County visitors. The shows are... More 

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